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NEWS 2015

18-Dec-2015

The following file contains a list of substances which were added to the Candidate List of SVHCs and will be marked SVHC in IMDS on 8th January 2016.

  REACH Candidate List Update (SVHC) January 2016 - PDF-File, 69.2 KB

17-Dec-2015

On 1st February 2016, the IMDS Terms of Use will be amended to reflect the decision of the IMDS Steering Committee to allow the transfer of existing IMDS data to external systems under special conditions. The Supplier Alliance (SUAL) requested this decision to minimize manual data entry efforts for case material data being entered into other systems. With increasing globalization, reporting requirements from other industries and regions continue to grow. With a focus on efficient compliance reporting, the extended use of existing IMDS data is inevitable.

For example: if a supplier uses an identical component currently reported in IMDS –but for another industry branch, the data needs to be manually re-entered into the other system. The reuse of data is required to avoid this manual effort.

An amendment is needed since the IMDS data re-use is currently not allowed in today’s IMDS Terms of Use. SUAL discussed and agreed to the final changes to this document. The amendments can be found here:

New IMDS Terms of Use

The IMDS Terms of Use informs the user that the data entered might be forwarded to other systems under certain conditions.

The IMDS-AI Terms and Conditions define how this can be done. The data-forwarding company is responsible for adhering to the agreed-upon rules. These Terms and Conditions also define the criteria that must be met by the target system. These criteria can be found on the IMDS Information pages.

17-Dec-2015

41st official IMDS Newsletter available.
If you are interested in receiving this Newsletter you can register for our IMDS Newsletter.

30-Nov-2015

Toyota updated its IMDS documentation for suppliers. You can find more information the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

30-Nov-2015

Suzuki updated the IMDS User document. You can find more information in the section "OEM Specific Information".

20-Nov-2015

IMDS Release 10.0 is online.

For an overview of all changes please refer to the IMDS Release 10.0 Enhancements.

18-Nov-2015

Jaguar Land Rover (ID=297) will be unable to accept any IMDS entries between 10-Nov-2015 and 27-Nov-2015 due to the impending release of IMDS Release 10.0.

The company apologizes for any inconvenience caused during this time

18-Nov-2015

Our new OEM REACH Contacts page lists the REACH e-mail addresses at the OEM companies in IMDS.

12-Nov-2015

VCC updated their IMDS guidance document. The updated document can be found on FAQ.

01-Nov-2015

HP separates its existing business areas into two new companies on 1st November 2015: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Our IMDS team belongs to the newly founded company HPE. Therefore, the current HP branding will be replaced by the new HPE brand effective November 1st 2015. This change will be rolled out in IMDS together with IMDS Release 10.0 on 19th November 2015.

Furthermore, existing e-mail addresses will be transferred from hp.com to the hpe.com domain with the new Release. This means that team members and Service Center e-mail addresses will change and system e-mails will be sent from imds-info@hpe.com. Users should pay attention that these addresses are not blocked as spam or junk e-mail. There will be no other changes for the users.

15-Oct-2015

The Search process for Material MDSs without Warnings (will be introduced with IMDS Release 10.0 on 19th November 2015) was slightly adapted. For details, please browse the updated Release information for IMDS Release 10.0. The change is highlighted in yellow. A more detailed description can be found in our updated Detailed Release information document.

14-Oct-2015

Toyota updated its IMDS documentation for suppliers. You can find more information the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

30-Sep-2015

FCA US LLC updated their IMDS guidance document. Please refer to the updated document on FAQ.

22-Sep-2015

IMDS trainings in India and Vietnam are now offered by our new HP-certified partner Product Compliance Consultancy Services (PCCS).

14-Sep-2015

40th official IMDS Newsletter available.
If you are interested in receiving this Newsletter you can register for our IMDS Newsletter.

11-Sep-2015

Nissan updated their IMDS guidance document. Please refer to the updated manuals on FAQ.

08-Sep-2015

General Motors updated their supplier information.

04-Sep-2015

On 4th September 2015, the latest GADSL update was implemented in IMDS incorporating the following changes to the IMDS basic substance list:

  GADSL Update May 2015 - PDF-File, 99.0 KB

17-Aug-2015

IMDS Release 10.0 will go online on November, 19th 2015. In order to comply with the feedback and suggestions from the stakeholders participating in the IMDS Release 10.0 tests, the IMDS Steering Committee decided to implement several changes to the already announced IMDS Release 10.0 Enhancements. Please get informed about enhancements in the Release Notes 10.0. A more detailed description of some of the enhancements is available here.

12-Aug-2015

AIAG "IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference" October 13-14, 2015 in Novi/Michigan

Download the following document for more information:

AIAG 2015 IMDS Conference

17-Jul-2015

IMDS Release 10.0 will go online on November, 19th 2015. Please get informed about enhancements in the Release Notes 10.0. A more detailed description of some of the enhancements is available here.

15-Jul-2015

Please get informed about changes to the contact information for the IMDS Service Center Americas.

03-Jul-2015

As previously announced, two substances were marked SVHC in IMDS.

19-Jun-2015

The following file contains a list of substances which were added to the Candidate List of SVHCs and will be marked SVHC in IMDS on 3rd July 2015.

  REACH Candidate List Update (SVHC) July 2015 - PDF-File, 69.2 KB

10-Jun-2015

In order to address Jaguar Land Rover’s REACH responsibilities more effectively, after the 4-digit parent code is entered, they now require the 5-digit Supplier GSDB Site code to be included in your IMDS submissions.

The 5-digit site code information will become mandatory on June 17th, 2015.

The following options will be available to you, when entering the site code information:

Some Examples of valid manufacturing site codes: "U000A", "BEJ4A", "BEJ4C", "U0010", "U0011"

We previously reported an “ALL” option is available. This was not correct. Specific manufacturing site codes are required.

For IMDS-AI uploads, the site code should appear in the site code field, as is done with other OEMs which require specific site codes.

If IMDS is not accepting your supplier code, please contact Jaguar Land Rover to get the supplier code added.

08-May-2015

On 22nd May 2015, the latest GADSL update will be implemented in IMDS incorporating the following changes to the IMDS basic substance list:

  GADSL Update May 2015 - PDF-File, 58.6 KB

29-Apr-2015

Suzuki updated the IMDS User document. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

29-Apr-2015

ISUZU updated their IMDS User document. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

27-Apr-2015

In the Help category "OEM Specific Information" you will find Ford Motor Company's RSMS Rollout Package 2015.

20-Apr-2015

39th official IMDS Newsletter available.
If you are interested in receiving this Newsletter you can register for our IMDS Newsletter.

17-Apr-2015

Successful Tactics on Regulatory Compliance

HP's Senior Consultant Chuck LePard is one of the presenters at the upcoming AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit 2015, April 29-30, 2015, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Together with other Corporate Responsibility professionals he will discuss the need to view all types of compliance as a supply chain consideration from end to end and across the entire spectrum of material, environmental, and social responsibility topics. Read here Chuck's summary about Corporate Responsibility and the Supply Chain Spectrum Convergence.

23-Mar-2015

Toyota updated their IMDS User document. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

04-Mar-2015

A new basic substance group called "Radioactive substances" is now available in IMDS and can be used in the "Where used" analysis.

04-Mar-2015

Please check under FAQ for an update on the biocide question and a new FAQ on how to handle DBT and DOT in IMDS (category "Legislative requirements").

24-Feb-2015

Next CLEPA IMDS Suppliers' Group meeting 22nd April 2015 near Stuttgart/Germany

The next CLEPA Materials Regulations Event will be held on 22 April 2015, in Germany in the Stuttgart area, at the FILharmonie in Filderstadt. More information…

19-Feb-2015

With the downtime today, two changes were implemented for Nissan and Scania.

1. Nissan-specific change

Currently, if a Tier1 Supplier sends MDSs to Nissan, Nissan-specific error checks will be carried out in IMDS. The following two function changes will be implemented:

  1. Eliminate a function which checks the parts number and a supplier code input into a Recipient data
  2. Eliminate a function which checks "Polymeric part(s) marked" when total weight is 25g or higher for each Material Classification 5.1, 5.1.X, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.4.X, 5.5, and 5.5.X.

The warning message for these 2 functions will be removed as well.

2. Scania

When a Tier1 Supplier sends MDSs to Scania, Scania specific error checks will run in IMDS. The following change has been implemented:

New check: If an MDS flagged as Development Sample Report is trying to be sent to Scania, the following error message will be returned: "MDSs with enabled Development Sample Report flag are rejected by Scania because MDSs for parts with development status "P" (Preliminary) shall not be submitted. Only the final MDSs shall be submitted after the supplier has received a series part order by Scania."